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  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka/Ghosts of war

    in Politics

    The United Nations Office for Human Rights is set to open an investigation into war crimes during the Sri Lankan conflict. The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the inquiry. Why would they reject an outside investigation? Thousands of civilians were killed in the final months of the war. What happened to the "safe zones"? Join us as we discuss why the world media largely ignored this conflict.

  • 01:01

    Celebrating the Women of Sri Lanka

    in Women

    An encore program swith my guest Pastor Cynthia Newborne as she talks about the women in Sri Lanka India.....and Explosive program

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #1

    in News

    According to The New York Times, "With Sri Lanka's military making its deepest push into rebel territory in a decade, Asia's longest-running civil war appears to be edging closer to a military solution — though one that has already extracted a high cost for the divided country's civilians." Are 25 years of war nearing an end? And at what price?

    This is the first in a series of SAJA webcasts.

    Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Vasuki Nesiah, director of International Affairs and Brown University; Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA VP and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora. Questions/comments: saja@columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 00:08

    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka (Second Coming Watch Update

    in Religion


    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka. According to Christian Today, a group of religious liberty organisations is calling upon Sri Lanka to officially recognise the country's evangelical community. Release International UK director Colin King says, "There have been attacks against Christians, but as well as physical violence, there is also legal opposition and restrictions with the authorities refusing to recognise non-traditional churches. We urge Christians worldwide to pray for an end to these practices in Sri Lanka so that there may be true religious liberty for all."



    Turkey to purchase a long-range air defense system. According to Turkish newspaper, Today's Zaman, amid growing uncertainties ignited by the unfolding 14-month-old Syrian crisis and escalating tension between Iran and the West, Turkey is preparing to purchase a long-range air defense system worth $4 billion to beef up its defense capabilities in order to avert any threat to its national security. Turkey has sped up the procurement process of the system in recent months and will reach a final decision in an upcoming meeting of the Defense Industry Implementation Committee, which will be led by Prime Minister Erdogan on July 4.



    World stocks struggle as European crisis threatens to spread globally. According to the Associated Press, world stocks struggled under concerns that Europe's debt crisis was deepening and threatening to infect the world economy. Investors are nervously awaiting Greek elections on Sunday, when a party that's threatening to renege on the country's bailout terms could come away the big winner. That might force the country out the euro.Attention is also focused on Spain, where borrowing costs rose to euro-era highs, increasing concerns that it could need a bailout. 

  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka Briefing #4: The Human Rights Situation

    in News

    Discussing the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) Special Report: on A Marred Victory and a Defeat Pregnant With Foreboding... SAJA features a rare interview with a member of University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna), Dr. K. Sritharan. UTHR(J) has just issued a special report focusing on the last two months of the war in Sri Lanka—and in particular, its ramifications for civilians.

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #3: The End of the Tigers: What's Next in Post-War Sri Lanka

    in News

    South Asian Journalists Association presents the third in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka. The war in Sri Lanka has drawn to a close in terms of military operations—but serious humanitarian and political questions remain. Will there be a return to armed conflict, or is it really over? How will the issues of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people be addressed? How will the human rights situation be addressed? As the international community and Sri Lankan government officials talk about a political solution, what process is likely to take hold? How far will that solution go? What will be the relationship between rehabilitation, reconstruction, development and the political process? What are the possibilities of a transitional process to provide democratic space? How can demilitarization and democracy move forward in Sri Lanka? What role will the powerful Tamil diaspora play? Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Alan Keenan, senior analyst of the International Crisis Group; Jayampathy Wickramaratne, constitutional lawyer.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora.

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #2: After the Fall of Kilinochchi

    in News

    On Jan. 2, the Sri Lankan government said it had captured the rebel Tamil Tigers' capital of Kilinochchi. The news has brought renewed attention to the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. What's next? What might a political solution mean in light of recent military developments? How do recent events affect the country and its status within the region, as well as with the U.S.? How can journalists cover this evolving story?

    Learn about all this and more with a distinguished panel of scholars, experts and journalists. Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 01:01

    Supernormal with Dr. Dean Radin

    in Spirituality

    Please join us and our guest tonight, Dean Radin, PhD, for this powerful interview on Supernormal. According to Dr. Radin, “My latest book, Supernormal (Random House, July 2013), discusses—from a scientific perspective—ancient legends about supernormal powers developed through the practice of yoga. To do this, I discuss what yoga is really about (it isn’t what we see today in most health clubs around the world). Then I describe what the traditional superpowers are and consider if they are merely superstitions or something more. I focus on scientific experiments investigating these abilities, and I conclude that some of the legendary powers are in fact real. This has immense implications for our understanding of human potential, for science, and for society.


    About Dr. Radin:  Dean Radin, PhD, has been studying the advanced capacities of the human mind for over 30 years. He has been Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences since 2001. He previously held appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, two dozen book chapters, and three popular books including the award-winning The Conscious Universe , Entangled Minds , and his latest, Supernormal , which won a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award.


    To learn more please visit:  SupernormalBook.com, DeanRadin.com or Noetic.org/Supernormal.

  • 00:13

    Is Yoga a Religion or a Science? And is it only for Hindus?

    in Self Help

    Encinitas, CA, a suburb of San Diego's North County is a great town. It is home to many surfers and Yogis. You will find plenty of Yoga studios all over town and also the temple of the Self-Realization Fellowship which is run by the disciples and followers of Sri Yogananda Paramahamsa along with their beautiful meditation gardens. While the town has great karma and energy, it was recently brought to the forefront of global news when parents of about 40-45 children went to court stating that the Encinitas School District was teaching religion and proselytyzing to their children by conducting Yoga classes on campus. Both the local court and the higher court rejected the claim of these parents who pulled their chidlren oput of these Yoga classes.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/yoga-school-religion-_n_3530347.html?ir=India


     

  • 01:00

    Self Awareness Invitation with Steven Sadleir

    in Spirituality

    Please join us as we welcome Steven Sadleir as our guest. Steven is Director of the Self Awareness Institute which was founded in 1985 at the suggestion of his guru Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi, and has since grown to thousands in over 120 countries. He is a recognized Kundalini Master and Siddha Yogi, having completed Yoga Tapas under Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj.


    Swamiji is also a best-selling author, host of Enlightenment Radio, and appears in two recent movies on spirituality. He received a Master’s in Economics from the University of Wales, in the United Kingdom, worked in economics and finance for many years, but retired early to teach and write full time. Swamiji now conducts distance learning programs, meditation teacher training and conducts seminars and retreats worldwide.


    For further information please visit SelfAwareness.com

  • 02:00

    NOV 2014 WEEKS #3 -&- #4 REVIEWED: (PART 3: EARTHQUAKES & COSMIC SIGNS)

    in Current Events

    On this ongoing series of episodes, we pick it back up with TOPIC #8: EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES WORLDWIDE with several stories about 6+ MAGNITUDERS hitting in various locations with more DOUBLE QUAKES being reported! Then we talk about TOPIC #9: SINKHOLES with another HUGE HOLE IN RUSSIA! Then at TOPIC #10: COSMIC SIGNS, discuss NASA TALLIES OVER 556 ASTEROIDS HITTING EARTH over the past 20 years; LEONOID METEOR SHOWER this week; MASSIVE FIREBALL FLASH SEEN OVER RUSSIA; PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ONLY SEEN BY NASA; and other Cosmic Updates. Then we talk about TOPIC #11: WATERS TURNING TO BLOOD with the MYSTERY OF SRI LANKA RED RAIN NOW SOLVED... All this and more on todays episode.. DONT MISS IT!.. GET IN THE KNOW!.. STAY INFORMED... JOIN US ON TODAYS LIVE BROADCAST... ENJOY THE SHOW...

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